Assistant Principal, Senior School
Vancouver College - Vancouver, BC

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Vancouver College's faculty and staff play a vital role in creating an atmosphere of openness to religious activities; maintaining a physical and psychological environment where religious values are central to all aspects of education; and ensuring opportunities for counselling, prayer, retreat participation, service, and involvement in liturgical programs. The philosophical stance of Vancouver College is consistent with the mind of the Roman Catholic Church as stated in its "declaration of Education"; namely, to lead the young men toward a mature understanding of the purpose of life and to cultivate their potentialities so that they may fulfill their destiny.

The policy of Vancouver College is to hire, when available, qualified applicants who in addition to carrying out their professional responsibilities will exhibit conduct consistent with the Catholic denominational standard and model the values espoused by Blessed Edmund Rice in their professional and personal life. VC will give priority consideration to applicants who have a demonstrated interest in student learning activities outside the school.

Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Senior School in the following areas:


1. Organizes procedures, which ensures accurate record keeping of attendance, achievement, and standardized test results.
2. Oversees admissions, registration and withdrawal procedures of students in Grades 10-12.
3. Reports teacher absences for Senior School and coordinates substitute services and substitute orientation.
4. Ensures staff and students are familiar with Emergency Procedures Protocol.
5. Assumes the role of Principal in the absence of the Principal.
6. May be nominated by the Principal to serve as the Principal’s representative on a Board Committee.
7. Serves as ad hoc member of the Executive of the Parents Association.

Student Behaviour

1. Organizes and coordinates student assemblies as required.
2. Ensures consistency and accountability in the daily actualisation of the school Code of Conduct.
3. Oversees the supervision of senior school students at noon and at school and school related activities.
4. Promotes an atmosphere that will foster desirable student/teacher/home relationship.


1. Oversees the day-to-day operation of the Distributed Learning Program located in the school.
2. Oversees the induction of teachers new to Vancouver College and oversees the orientation of teachers new to the Senior School.
3. Holds regular and systematic section and team meetings.
4. In consultation with the Principal, determines elective courses and teacher assignments.
5. Oversees course selection and master timetable process for the Senior School.


1. Oversee the admissions process for students entering Grades 10, 11 and 12, including International Students in a manner consistent with the Admissions Priority Considerations.
2. Assists the Assistant Principal of the Middle School with Open House and writing of Entrance Exams.

Supervision and Evaluation

1. Engages all teachers in the senior school in an annual Professional Growth Plan and monitor each plan in such a way to enhance the teacher/learning process.
2. Supervises Senior School staff regularly to insure curriculum objectives are being met.
3. Assists the Principal in the formal evaluation of staff as required.
4. Promotes and supports Professional Development activities for teachers in the Senior School.

Human Relations

1. Assists the Principal in hiring of new staff as required.
2. Establishes collaborative relationships with staff, which will contribute to good staff morale and an atmosphere permitting professional academic growth.
3. Assists the Principal in establishing and maintaining a positive relationship with the community.
4. Ensures effective communication with the Vancouver College Community through newsletters and electronic means.

School Enhancement

1. In consultation with the Principal, engages in other initiatives assigned to improve programming at Vancouver College.
2. Oversee the preparation of course outlines Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Application Procedures
Apply by email according to the instructions below. The subject line of the email must state the position applied for. Applications must be submitted in the form and manner requested. Please do not send any information other than the following:

A letter of application, no longer than two pages, explaining your strengths as a candidate and why you are interested in the position
A current CV/résumé not to exceed two pages
A one- or two-page personal statement outlining educational beliefs and leadership style (optional)
A list of references with accurate and current contact details (including position, phone number and email address) from the last few years of employment or your 2 most recent (including current) positions
A maximum of 3 reference letters from supervisors (optional).

All of the above materials must be scanned into a single PDF attachment (max. 4MB).

Timeline for appointment:
Closing date for applications is February 26, 2014
Short listed candidates will be interviewed at Vancouver College.

Applicants are to submit resumés in
confidence with supporting documents to:

Mr. John McFarland, Principal
Vancouver College
5400 Cartier Street
Vancouver, BC V6M 3A5
Email: jmcfarland[at]